Originally Posted by ishimura2446
Thanks, I am partial to CM products, I have used their cases and cooling products on every one of my builds, but I am always open to try new products. The issue I have right now is the bottom mounted PSU, I have always used top mounted, mainly because when I began building rigs bottom mounted cases were very hard to come by and I just got used to using top mounted cases. My pc is a budget build machine for coding and software authoring so I don't exactly have the top of the line psu's other use. I have an Antec Basiq series in my rig and I am certain I can make it work bottom mounted but I am still hesitant to pull the trigger on this one....
I just bought the Phantom. Setup was simple. I like the way it looks but I have a few complaints. I think it was lame to only make one of the 4 fans have leds. Just seems out of place. The fan controller seems pretty crappy. The leds on the fan controller don't work and they don't seem to have much control over the fans. I moved from a huge ThermalTake Mozart Tx and thought this case was supposed to have good air flow. So far my temps of everything have increased a lot. I don't know if that is the way I have the fans arranged or what, but I am a bit disappointed. The case doors are kinda hard to get on and off. Originally I had wanted the Corsair 600t, and by looking at them both side to side, I think the Corsair is much better built. I can't say about the cooling, but construction wise I think the Corsair is superior. I am going to fool around with the fan arrangement a bit more and if it doesn't fix it I am going to return the case and buy something different.
Again YMMV, and I am no expert. These are just my experiences.
One other thing, the side of the case where you would hide your wires is very narrow compared to the Corsair.